|1.||Lapien - "Ballad Of A Man"|
|2.||Lapien - "Bobby Konders"|
|1.||Metropolis - "Black Motor Boogie"|
|2.||Metropolis - "The Gatekeeper"|
Dutch producer Nick Lapien has developed quite a sound over the course of just a few releases with Bliq, Sequencias and Photic Fields; whether it's as Lapien or Metropolis, there is always a smoky, cinematic quality to his output that borrows elements from Chicago house or Detroit techno but always presents them within his own sonic framework. The Marchland EP sees Lapien add local concern Photic Fields to his collection and presents both of his production approaches. There's plenty to enjoy with both sides here too, be it the looseness of percussion and the thickness of harmony that present a nice contrast in the opening Lapien production "Ballad of a Man" or the abstracted, curvaceous 303 manoeuvres of Metropolis closer "The Gatekeeper".
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